Transfer FAQs

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions for transfer students about UC Davis Summer Sessions. If you have any lingering questions about the program, feel free to contact us via email at summersessions@ucdavis.edu or by phone at ​​​(530) 752-7623.

  • If I SIR to UC Davis, do I need to apply to attend Summer Sessions?
  • Yes. Even though you have been admitted to UC Davis, as a pre-matriculant, you’re not yet in our system as a registered student. You will, however, pay the UC student fee rate.
  • If I SIR to another UC, can I attend Summer Sessions?
  • Yes. You do need to apply, and you will pay at the UC student rate.
  • How do I apply, and is there a fee to apply?
  • The application is a very short form – no essays or transcripts are required. There is no fee to apply. Visit our website to get started on your application!
  • What courses are offered?
  • We offer hundreds of courses in every college, both upper and lower division. You can search online using the Class Search Tool, or browse the course flyers found on our website.
  • What classes should I take?
  • Course selection depends on your major and what courses you need to complete. It’s always a good idea to talk to an advisor in your college to identify the best way to use summer to get ahead.
  • Is financial aid available?
  • If you qualified for financial aid during the academic year, you may qualify for financial aid this summer. If you were at a community college, you may have more financial aid available if you take summer courses at UC Davis. To receive financial aid at UC Davis, you must have the following:

    o A FAFSA from the previous academic year or California Dream Act application on file.
    o A Summer Financial Aid application on file.
    o Please see the Summer Eligibility and Application Process on the UC Davis Financial Aid web page for more information.

    Students who qualify for financial aid must take at least 6 units during the summer. Financial aid is disbursed in the session in which you accumulate 6 units (so if you take 3 units in Session 1 and 3 units in Session 2, you will not receive aid until session 2).